(CBS) — A suburban father whose son drowned is talking about water safety and raising money for a good cause.

Last summer, 15-year-old Matt Kocher died while swimming in Lake Michigan and now his parents are warning others about the dangers.

“You can’t compete against a rip current,” said John Kocher.

The family of Matt Kocher started a scholarship fund in their deceased son’s name, and were holding a fundraising bowling event Sunday night in Orland Park.

The scholarships will be awarded to students based on athletics, academics and community service.

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